Submitted by: Terri L. Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students
The last campus forum for the remaining finalist for the Vice President for Academic Affairs position will be held today from 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.
William “Jeff” Welsh, PhD, currently dean of graduate and continuing education and professor of history at Scranton University, Scranton, PA will give a 20 minute presentation on approaching the challenges facing higher education, generally, and talk more specifically on the issues most relevant to Canisius College. A Q & A session will follow.
The position description, cover letters and CVs for the candidates are available for review on the myCanisius portal at the “VP Academic Affairs” link posted at the top, blue boarder of the portal’s main page. A web-based evaluation has also will been posted there for you to submit feedback on the candidates. Evaluation forms for each of the candidates will be open until 5:00 p.m. the day following the forum.
Please consider attending the open session and completing the web-based evaluation. Your input is very important to the search process.
Thank you on behalf of President Hurley and the Search Committee:
|Dr. Mary C. O’Sullivan||Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, co-chair|
|Dr. Terri L. Mangione||Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, co-chair|
|Marco F. Benedetti||Vice President for Business & Finance|
|Anne Marie Dobies||Assistant VP/Director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement|
|Dr. Kristin E. Finn||Professor, Teacher Education|
|Blair W. Foster||Assoc. VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar|
|Dr. Michael V. Haselswerdt||Professor, Political Science|
|Dr. Mark Hodin||Professor, English and Chair of English Department|
|Leah M. MacVie||Instructional Designer|
|Dr. Sarah R. Morris||Professor, Biology|
|Dr. Mary E. Shea||Professor, Graduate Education & Leadership|
|Dr. Richard A. Shick||Dean, Wehle School of Business|
|Dr. Coral R. Snodgrass||Professor, Management|
Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, assistant to the president
Canisius College announces a new bachelor’s degree in human services, beginning in fall of 2015. Current students can enroll anytime.
The new human services program is a diverse, applied academic discipline that involves the study of social systems in order to prevent and remediate human problems. The major is ideal for students who want to help individuals and families solve problems, work with the elderly and aging, provide nutritional/health planning and programming for communities, or work with at-risk populations or those connected with the criminal justice system. Core courses focus on human growth and development, social and cultural diversity, family dynamics, children, schools, and the community and management of human services programs.
“The School of Education is pleased to offer this new major to current and entering Canisius students,” says Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services. “The human services major meets a market demand and also aligns closely with our Jesuit mission. Non-profit agencies are one of the largest employers in Western New York. These agencies and their employees help individuals and families live more independent and productive lives, and many current and prospective Canisius students are attracted to this same mission.”
Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as case managers, child advocates, group home workers, parole officers, gerontology aides, and welfare reform advocates, among others. The program also provides a strong foundation for graduate education in counseling, social work or education.
To learn more or to enroll in the program, contact 1-800-843-1517 or visit canisius.edu/human-services.
Submitted by: Marketing and Communication
Desire2Learn underwent an upgrade this month. A major new feature is the “Grid View” in the “Discussions” tool, which makes it easier to manage online class discussions. Check out this video for details.
Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, academic technology specialist, ITS